Sugar Plum Fairy looks scary in the tube. S.C.A.R.Y. The only reason I bought it was because it is purple, and I figured I could lightly pat it on to get my preferred plum lip. However, once it is on the lip, it transforms into a beautifully wearable shade.
I have a lot of plum tones in my lip, and my inner lip turns very plummy, so I gravitate to purple and plum toned lipsticks. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of plum lipcolors out there that lean into blue rather than red. This lipstick sits almost in the middle, with a slight lean to blue undertones.
One of the odd features of my coloring is that rather than be a "sitting in the middle" neutral coloring, I am "some things are cool, some things are warm" coloring. For example, my hair and skin undertone is warm, while my lips, eyes, and skin overtones are cool.
Ok, on to the lipstick!
First, bare lips. I prepped them with a thin application of Lansinoh:
Now, a thin layer, applied straight from the tube. I'm sure you can tell, but yes, I left half of my lips bare for comparison.
Notice that you can't really tell a difference between the two. This color goes on opaque very quickly.
Next is full lip. I applied directly from the tube to the bare side. I cleaned up the lip line with my finger. I overdrew my lipline just a little, and because I already applied an extra layer of foundation (BB cream) around my lips, it wiped away easily. Because this color is so pigmented, I recommend treating it like you would a red lipstick application, and take care to not let it get sloppy
First, no lipstick:
Now with full strength:
Like the other Megalast colors, this formula is very nice. The color will stick around for hours. Using a balm underneath it makes its lasting power decline, but also allows you to effectively blot it to a more work-friendly daytime look. I have found that adding a gloss on top doesn't seem to affect the wear time.